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August 2016

All posts published in August 2016

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The Wanderer: New and in Fairlawn

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words and photos by Holly Brown New! Shiny! Hype! Maybe it’s the exclamation points that have drawn you into yet another trip down food lane with yours truly, but, I think we can all agree that the hype surrounding a new restaurant is hard to ignore, especiall... More »

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Designing PorchRokr

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by Michelle DeShon   Get to Know Anita Marron, PorchRokr’s Graphic Designer   Anita Marron is the mastermind behind all of PorchRokr’s graphic design: the logo, the map, brochures, postcards and banners. Marron enjoys the work she creates for PorchRo... More »

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‘You Can’t Do it On Your Own’

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BMe leader spotlight: DaMareo Cooper uses $10,000 award to fund projects at The W.O.M.B. words and photos by M. Sophie Hamad   DaMareo Cooper is on a mission to improve the lives of regular, everyday Ohioans. He says that he can’t do it on his own. Thankf... More »

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Historical Akron: Blimp City – The Goodyear Airdock

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by Katie Jackson A giant black slug on the horizon of Route 224 holds a mysterious history which is as essentially Akron as the hum that used to fill the sky from its former resident. The Goodyear Airdock was built in 1929 by Detroit architect Albert Kahn. Com... More »

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What I Wish I Knew: The brains behind the PorchRokr festival

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by Michelle DeShon Karen Starr, Jonathan Morschl, and Anita Marron have been working to put together the PorchRokr festival since its first year in 2012. They reflect on what they wish they had known when they first got involved with Akron’s music and art fest... More »

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The 411 on PorchRokr 2016

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What you need to know to make PorchRokr a rokn good time   What to Bring: – A water bottle: There will be Reverse Osmosis water stations (thanks to Donamarc Water Systems), so bring a reusable water bottle to fill up. Or you can purchase a collapsib... More »